There was a time when fans wanted to be the dream couple just like Ian Somerhalder and Nina Dobrev. The on-screen relationship between Elena Gilbert (as Nina) and Damon Salvatore (as Ian) was enough to make us fall in love with ‘love’.
But when fans heard that the on-screen hit couple were in a real-life relationship, who could blame them for losing their minds? The relationship was kept a secret until the paparazzi secretly caught them all romantic.
In an interview, Dobrev said, “Sometimes you can’t help the person you’re in a relationship with, and you can struggle with that for so long – which I did for a long time.”
However, what seemed like a fairytale relationship ended in 2013 and fans were shocked. So why did Ian and Nina break up? Here’s what you need to know about the famous relationship
The real reason for Nina Dobrev and Ian Somerhalder’s breakup
The hit couple’s relationship became the subject of public interest while filming the teen drama series The Vampire Diaries. During Ian’s 32nd birthdaythe couple had an unconventional way to celebrate their love by filming a very candid scene for their series.
Although the couple remained very private about their relationship, they never failed to show their love in public. They attended many events together and there were even rumors that Ian proposed to Dobrev, but she said no. However, this was simply a false claim and the two stars laughed off the rumours.
Nina said: “It’s not like back in the day when you had to get married and have kids by 18”, “It’s not true. If it was true, I would admit it, because denial builds character!”
From going to Coachella and Paris together to attending the Met Gala after parties, they really fell for each other. The relationship seemed perfect, and to be honest, there were many reasons for that.
However, Somerhalder and Dobrev announced their split in May 2013 and fans were more affected than ever. The split was very drama-free, and Dobrev told E! News, “I’ve said this before, we didn’t break up because something bad happened or because there was no love or friendship,” “I love him and the friendship is still strong and I think he’s great and I care about him. And that hasn’t changed. Yes, we are professionals and that’s good. We were friends long before we dated and we still are.”
The couple even joked about their split during the People’s Choice Awards. But what is the real reason for the breakup? The main reason is said to be the age difference. The couple realized they wanted different things in life and this led to the slow demise of the relationship.
Ian was 34 and Dobrev was just 24, so a decade of age difference is something the former couple struggled with. Although they maintained a very private relationship as friends, the former couple couldn’t help but feel jealous when they spotted their partner with someone else.
They may have grown out of the relationship, but fans still wondered if the dream couple would ever end up together. Well, Ian found love in Nikki and married her in 2015. The couple has been together ever since and even have a child together.
Also, Nina had relationships with many men after that. But Nina is currently in a relationship with American snowboarder Sean White. The couple is expected to get married soon and it is on the cards.
As for the friendship between Nina and Ian, they are still friends and even went out on dinners with the pair. A fan called it weird, but Nina said: “Why can’t everyone be friends? I think they have a beautiful baby and are happy and so am I. What’s wrong with that? I don’t see any problem with that.”
Well, the truth behind the split of TV’s most famous couple has been revealed, but they are still professionally and personally connected. Nina and Ian may have broken up, but they still have a mutual love and respect for each other. We hope they keep this friendship forever!
Nina Dobrev is certainly making a splash. Nina has to say over and over that she’s not Victoria Justice, a celebrity she’s often mistaken for, but she still stands on her own, especially after her success on the CW’s hit show The Vampire Diaries.
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